DC Comics. McKean’s art illustrated the seminal 1989 graphic novel written by Grant Morrison (republished here five years ago in a deluxe edition). The modern video game, “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” is only loosely based on the book. It is easy to confuse the two because the original graphic novel is also alternately called “Batman: Arkham Asylum.”
Cinamon Hadley, who was Neil Gaiman’s visual inspiration for the design of his character “Death,” died on January 8th. She was 48 years old.
Photo credit: By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1493037
Written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean, 1989.
“What tree is this?
“What wounds are these?
“I am Attis on the pine.
“Christ on the cedar.
“Odin on the world ash.”
— from “Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On Serious Earth,” by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean
People tend to think of either “The Dark Knight Returns” of “The Killing Joke” as the seminal “dark” Batman graphic novel.
I suggest that this trounces both of them.